Galloway 3One morning, while casually pouring myself a bowl of cereal, I glanced at the televisionand observed a news report detailing the death of young Devin Brown, a thirteen year old boywho was unnecessarily shot dead by a police officer. Immediately following that report, was ahit-and-run. After that was the story of an attempted robbery at a small thrift store, in which thestore owner shot and killed one of the robbers and wounded another. After that was live coverageof a high speed car chase. When nothing but real life violence is shown for more than fivestraight minutes on a program as influential as the Channel 7 News, it is astonishing that parentsacross the nation are able to muster up the audacity to complain about the violence in movies,television, and video games, and even more astonishing that parents would blame the violencelevels in video games and the lyrics of musical artists for atrocities such as Columbine....When a dude's getting bullied and shoots up his schooland they blame it on Marilyn
.. and the heroinWhere were the parents at? And look where it's atMiddle America, now it's a tragedy Now it's so sad to see, an upper class cityhaving this happening..then attack Eminem
cause I rap this way…- Marshall Mathers, "The Way I Am”It is saddening that those who deviate from the conventional are those whom culpabilityis most easily and most commonly assigned. The thinkers, the misunderstood, the daring. Theseare the victims of social prosecution, day in and day out, for everything that goes wrong in thiscountry.
Marilyn Manson.; highly controversial musician.
Eminem; real name: Marshall Mathers; highly controversial musician.